Classic car fans will want to take note of a huge happening that is going to take place in London, England on the 27th of October. The Automobiles of London sale, an annual RM Auctions event, is going to be truly extraordinary this year, featuring more than eighty of the world’s most sought after fine collectible specimens.
The centerpiece of this extravaganza is perhaps the most famous “movie car” of all time: the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that was driven by Sean Connery as agent 007 in the classic James Bond films Goldfinger and Thunderball. There were only two such vehicles used in the movies, and this is the only one that remains, United Kingdom registration number FMP 7B.
An American named Jerry Lee acquired the DB5 when it went back to Aston Martin after having been loaned out for the shooting of the movies. He is said to have paid $12,000 for the car; it is estimated that the 1964 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 will fetch somewhere in the vicinity of $5 million at the upcoming Automobiles of London auction.
Though the James Bond car is the undisputed star of the show, there will be many other stunning examples of automotive excellence making up the supporting cast. These include a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV Jota, a 1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost London-Edinburgh Barker, a 1936 MG NB Magnette Airline Coupe, a 1931 Bentley 8L Open Tour 4Dr Touring Harrison and dozens of others.
Once again, the date of the auction is October 27th, and there will be a day-long preview taking place on the 26th. If you would like to learn more about this event, visit RMAuctions.com or give them a call at +44 20 7851 7070.